Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/gʷenom

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This Proto-Celtic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-CelticEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown; most likely from a non-Indo-European substrate language. Attested only in the Insular Celtic languages.

NounEdit

*gʷenom n[1]

  1. smile

DeclensionEdit

Neuter o-stem
singular dual plural
nominative *gʷenom *gʷenou *gʷenā
vocative *gʷenom *gʷenou *gʷenā
accusative *gʷenom *gʷenou *gʷenā
genitive *gʷenī *gʷenous *gʷenom
dative *gʷenūi *gʷenobom *gʷenobos
instrumental *gʷenū *gʷenobim *gʷenobis

DescendantsEdit

  • Brythonic: *gwen
    • Cornish: gwen
    • Welsh: gwên
  • Old Irish: gen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN